- 19 Apr 01
Some call it the most significant agreement on the discharge of radioactive waste into the sea. And so it may prove to be. Last week the British yielded to international pressure and agreed to stringent controls, to be phased in by 2020.
The most significant contribution probably came from France, itself a major polluter of the seas, which committed itself to reducing nuclear waste to “close to zero”.
Britain couldn’t stand alone against the tide.